Engineering recruitment agency

Hobson Prior is an engineering recruitment agency that specialises in crafting tailored recruitment solutions for life sciences companies that align with your unique requirements, timelines, and budget. Our approach is adaptable, designed to match your needs precisely and identify the most fitting candidates for your open positions. Our team becomes an extension of your workforce, managing the entire engineering recruitment process with complete transparency.

The investment and rapid development of AI, machine learning and automation is allowing biotechnology, medical devices and pharmaceutical companies to make industry-leading breakthroughs across specialist fields.

Continuous improvement is important to ensure processes are as efficient and cost-effective as possible to maintain a competitive edge in a saturated market.

  • Automation
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Bioprocessing Engineering
  • Process Engineering
  • Packaging
  • Serialisation

Sourcing and hiring skilled and innovative engineers can be difficult without the resources or access to the wider network, especially with high-demand making the hiring of top engineers in life sciences highly competitive.

We have a dedicated engineering team that works hard to build relationships with hard to find candidates. They maintain a strong network of high-quality international candidates, many of whom choose to work with us exclusively so can't be easily found by other recruiters. Our clients rely on us to find the right candidate sourced specifically for their needs.

Permanent engineering hires

When it comes to hiring permanent staff in the engineering field for life sciences, Hobson Prior is your partner of choice. From process engineering to manufacturing engineering, we cover the full life sciences industry. We understand that finding the perfect candidate entails more than just technical skills; it involves finding individuals whose values resonate with those of your company. That's why we go the extra mile to familiarise ourselves with each candidate. By understanding their motivations and experience, we can accurately assess their compatibility with vacancies in your business.

Temporary engineering hires

If your company requires a quick staffing solution for a specific duration, temporary employees are the answer. As one of the world's leading engineering recruitment agencies, Hobson Prior offers cost-effective hiring strategies for life sciences companies that quickly fill vacancies, without complications. Our extensive network grants us immediate access to a pool of qualified candidates worldwide, especially in regions known for life sciences. Thanks to our proactive candidate engagement, we often have pre-screened prospects ready for your consideration within 48 hours.

Engineering executive search

Leveraging over two decades of experience in the life sciences engineering landscape, and with many of our recruiters having hands-on industry experience, Hobson Prior is ideally positioned to fulfil high-level executive and leadership roles in the engineering sector. Our services are tailored to your unique needs, ensuring the selection of candidates align with your business goals, regardless of seniority or role complexity.

Comprehensive support and compliance

Our all-encompassing engineering recruitment service provides you with uninterrupted access to our support offerings throughout the entire process. A dedicated recruitment specialist with deep industry expertise will be assigned to your case. Additionally, our contract management team stands ready to assist with all contract-related matters for both you and your new hires. Our global compliance team is on standby to provide guidance as needed.

Our Engineering Team

David Chipp

Associate Director

01892 612 612

Jack Keens

Senior Recruitment
Consultant - Engineering

020 4548 1511

Karen Griffin

Country Manager - Ireland

+353 1 574 1304

There are 4 core areas of engineering that we recruit within: Validation, Project management, Process engineering and Multi-skilled technicians. We have proven experience in sourcing qualified engineers for our clients and our specialist engineering experts have placed candidates across a broad spectrum of the life sciences engineering sector.

Find engineering candidates

Whether your aim is to secure a permanent or temporary engineering professional, recruit an experienced executive, or build an entire engineering team, Hobson Connect is here to assist. Reach out to us today and tap into the expertise of our adept recruiters, who will craft a tailored recruitment plan aligned with your company's needs.

Latest jobs




London, England

Hobson Prior are currently looking for a Facilities Engineer to join a brilliant biotech organisation on a biotech organisation on a contract basis located in the UK.


€40000 - €50000 per annum


Galway, Republic of Ireland

Hobson Prior are currently looking for a Project Engineer to join a brilliant pharmaceutical organisation on a permanent basis located in Loughrea.


CHF80 - CHF90 per hour


Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Hobson Prior are looking for a Process Engineer to join a brilliant pharmaceutical organisation on a contract basis.


€140000 - €150000 per annum


Walloon Brabant, Belgium

Hobson Prior are seeking for a Global Infrastructure and Facility Expert to join a pharmaceutical organisation on a permanent basis.




Stockholm, Sweden

Hobson Prior are currently seeking for a Process Engineer to join a brilliant pharmaceutical organisation on a contract basis located in Stockholm.




Munich, Germany

Hobson Prior are currently looking for a CAPEX Project Manager to join a fantastic pharmaceutical organisation on a contract basis.

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